Several troops sent to the border towns of Borno and Adamawa states for operation flush out Boko Haram insurgents believed to have camped at nearby Sambista forest, were involved in a fatal accident along Madagali road and sustained various degrees of injuries on Wednesday.
However, the Army spokesman Captain Jafaru Nuhu when contacted kept sealed lips, but local residents said that the incident occurred on a tiny sharp bridge at Wuro Gayandi, few kilometers away from Michika town on Madagali road.
The soldiers were on their way to the troubled -border area of Madagali and Gwoza to flush out dreaded members of Boko Haram.
â€˜â€™ A tinted armoured vehicle being conveyed on truck crashed into the small river, injuring the soldiers on aboard. The nature of the armoured vehicle means the injuries are more severe,” said Mr Musa Kwaji, who assisted in conveying the injured soldiers to a nearby cottage hospital in Madagali.